Café de la Place was quiet when I was there the other day and the scene was sort of ready for a picture. The painter on the left was either looking at his subject, analyzing the details of what he would put on the canvas, or just taking a little break before completing his work. The field is usually packed with a morning market, pétanque players or tourists. But this time it was more quiet and certainly appropriate for a photograph.
Among the details that got my attention are the painter's hat (Nice, Nice, Nice..) and his bag on the floor, the canvas allowing us to have a peak preview of what the final painting will be, the foliage of the platane trees and the massive wall in the background. For me, this is a typical setup in Saint-Paul de Vence.
I hope you like the photograph and it makes you want to come over and visit Saint-Paul.
© Normand Primeau